To foster an interdisciplinary research community in UGA committed to advancing research and education in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice and real-world applications with broad impacts. Integrating with the existing strength of UGA on natural science and engineering, the CCPS will be initially positioned on leading the CPS innovations on the intersecting grand challenges of environment, energy, food and health. The CCPS will develop collaborative partnerships with academic, government and industry on integrative research, education, training and outreach.